We have radio broadcast deals from two Short Season-A New-York Penn League teams, as the Aberdeen Ironbirds and Auburn Doubledays have announced agreements.
In Aberdeen, the Ironbirds have agreed to a one-year pact with WHGM “1330 AM & 104-7 The Point.” As part of the deal, the station will broadcast all 76 regular season games.
IronBirds’ Daniel Kurish will return as lead broadcaster for his second consecutive season to provide live color commentary for all 76 home and away games. Game coverage will begin five minutes prior to the first pitch of each game.
“We are truly looking forward to our partnership with ‘1330 and 104-7 The Point,’ as this special opportunity allows for all of our exciting games to be heard by more fans, in more places,” said Brad Cox, assistant general manager of the Aberdeen IronBirds. “We feel this partnership shows the IronBirds’ commitment to offering our listeners the best sports programming experience.”
Through WHGM’s “1330 & 104-7 The Point” broadcasts, as well as on www.IronBirdsbaseball.com, all IronBirds games can be heard throughout the Tri-State area. Based out of Havre de Grace, Maryland, WHGM is an “Adult Hits” radio station featuring unique local content, including news, weather, traffic, and event information.
“‘1330 & 104-7 The Point’ is delighted with our radio partnership with the IronBirds. We’ve had many calls from listeners across the Tri-State area asking us to carry the games. As Harford & Cecil County’s first and fastest growing radio station, we feel the local community will be able to connect with the team, whether at home or away,” added station General Manager, Jeff Davis.
The Doubledays, meanwhile, will have 38 regular season games aired on Finger Lakes News Radio 98.1 FM/1590 AM WAUB. Michael Tricarico will handle the play-by-play as part of his role as the team’s new communications associate.
This year, all Thursday, Friday, and Saturday Doubledays games, both home and road, will be broadcast live on WAUB. Each of those broadcasts will also be available on the WAUB app and online at FingerLakesDailyNews.com. Additionally, games on July 4, July 13, August 2, and September 5 will be carried live on WAUB for a total of 38 radio broadcasts.
Finger Lakes Radio Group and its stations will also provide marketing support to promote the Doubledays’ upcoming season including on-air interviews, live broadcasts from Falcon Park, and more.
“We are very excited to renew our partnership with Finger Lakes Radio Group,” said Doubledays General Manager Mike Voutsinas. “There is no question that their support has played a significant role in the 22% attendance increase we have experienced over the last two years.”
Frank Lischak, VP of Sales for Finger Lakes Radio Group, adds “this is what local radio is all about. We’re proud to be associated with the Auburn Doubledays, and to be broadcasting the games to our listeners. In addition, WAUB news anchor Steve Penstone will be hosting several interviews with Mike Voutsinas weekday mornings throughout the season.”
All 76 regular season games will also be available live on AuburnDoubledays.com, the MiLB First Pitch app, Tunein.com, and the TuneIn app. This includes the 38 games that will air on WAUB.
Michael Tricarico will serve as the “Voice of the Doubledays” and media relations coordinator. Tricarico will be a senior at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications in the fall. He is majoring in Broadcast and Digital Journalism with minors in Sport Management and Political Science.
Originally from North Syracuse, New York, Tricarico is the Sports Director of WAER Radio in Syracuse and broadcasts Syracuse football, basketball, and lacrosse games. Tricarico was the play-by-play broadcaster for the Falmouth Commodores of the Cape Cod Baseball League last summer and he interned with the Syracuse Chiefs, the Triple-A affiliate of the Washington Nationals, during the 2014 season, which included doing play-by-play for select games throughout the season.
“I’m excited to be part of a great organization,” said Tricarico. “Being from Central New York and having already worked in the Washington Nationals organization with the Syracuse Chiefs, I feel right at home with the Auburn Doubledays.”